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2006-02-14 13:51:29

CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) - Venezuela's top court on Tuesday upheld a government decision against a U.S. evangelical group which President Hugo Chavez had ordered out of the country last year after accusing them of spying. Venezuela's Supreme Court rejected an appeal filed by the New Tribes Mission to block a government order that revoked a 1953 permit allowing them to carry out evangelical work in the country's indigenous communities. New Tribes Mission representatives were not...

2006-02-08 08:08:27

By Terry Wade SAO PAULO, Brazil (Reuters) - It takes days of travel by boat and foot to reach indigenous tribes deep in Brazil's Amazon rainforest, but that hasn't stopped evangelical Christian missionaries from countries like Germany and South Korea from descending on hundreds of Indian villages. Unlike Portuguese conquerors five centuries ago, the new proselytizers say they aim to help with medical and social services more than to convert the animist tribes to Christianity. The...

2005-10-14 15:52:16

By Patrick Markey CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) - The United States on Friday rejected charges by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez that members of a U.S. evangelist group were working as spies and urged authorities to start talks with the missionaries. Chavez this week ordered the U.S.-based New Tribes Mission expelled from Venezuela after accusing its members of working with the CIA and engaging in "imperialist" infiltration in his latest barrage against the United States. "I can...

2005-10-12 18:31:52

By Patrick Markey CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Wednesday ordered U.S. New Tribes evangelical missions working with indigenous groups to leave the country after accusing them of "imperialist infiltration" and spying. Chavez, a former paratrooper who says his socialist revolution counters U.S. influence, briefly suspended foreign missionary permits in August after U.S. evangelist Pat Robertson called on Washington to assassinate the left-wing...

2005-10-12 17:13:04

By Patrick Markey CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Wednesday ordered U.S. New Tribes evangelical missions working with indigenous groups to leave the country after accusing them of "imperialist infiltration" and spying. Chavez, an ex-soldier who says his socialist revolution counters U.S. influence, briefly suspended foreign missionary permits in August after U.S. evangelist preacher Pat Robertson called on Washington to assassinate the left-wing...


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